Matlock Farm Park

“Excellent facilities with a high standard of cleanliness.” - VisitEngland Assessor

LOCATION

Matlock, Derbyshire

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Matlock Farm Park is a family-friendly farm park, providing a great day out with interactive encounters for all the family. The park has a varied selection of animals to see, including llamas, goats, donkeys, meerkats, Highland cattle, wallabies and sheep. The pet rabbits and pony rides are always a favourite with the children, as are the playgrounds and go-kart track. Visitors can have a free bet on sheep and ferret races and there is seasonal lamb bottle feeding too. Other attractions include a cafe, party rooms and indoor play barn, as well as pre-book only horse riding and alpaca trekking.

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Matlock Farm Park
Jaggers Lane, Matlock, MATLOCK, Derbyshire, DE4 5LH

Features

About the area

Discover Derbyshire

The natural features of this central English county range from the modest heights of the Peak District National Park, where Kinder Scout stands at 2,088 ft (636 m), to the depths of its remarkable underground caverns, floodlit to reveal exquisite Blue John stone. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy the High Peak Trail which extends from the Derwent Valley to the limestone plateau near Buxton, and for many, the spectacular scenery is what draws them to the area.

The county is well endowed with stately homes – most notably Chatsworth, the palatial home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with its outstanding collections of paintings, statuary and art. Other gems include the well preserved medieval Haddon Hall, the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall, and Kedleston Hall, whose entrance front has been described as the grandest Palladian façade in Britain.

The spa town of Matlock is the county’s administrative centre and other major towns of interest include Derby and the old coal mining town of Chesterfield, with its crooked spire. Around the villages of Derbyshire, look out for the ancient tradition of well dressing, the decorating of springs and wells – the precious sources of life-sustaining water – with pictures formed from flowers.

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